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By Angela Hamilton

Senior Staff Writer

7 May 2020

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VE Day 75

Reflections on VE Day in Newcastle and Tyneside

Local author and historian, Neil Storey, reflects on how the people of Newcastle and Tyneside reacted to the news that the war in Europe was over in this illustrated talk.

Neil Storey, local author and historian
Local author and historian Neil Storey

Do you know who was referred to as the 'forgotten army' or how Newcastle paid tribute to the role women played during the war?  Do you  know who rode in the Lord Mayor's coach in the Victory Pared or when it was held?

You can find the answer to all these questions and many more in this illustrated talk 'Reflections on VE Day in Newcastle and Tyneside' by Neil Storey.

Reflections on VE Day in Newcastle and Tyneside

"In Newcastle, crowds soon gathered in the city centre.  Some brought musical instruments and there was singing, dancing and celebrations."

Neil Storey

Author and historian